Provides Critical Care Transport Paramedic (CCTP) level of care, within the scope of Act 37, to Life Flight patients in conjunction with the Flight Nurse. The CCTP functions and assists as a non-essential team member in GHS Emergency Departments and assists Emergency department health care providers to deliver care to Emergency Department patients as needed. The CCTP meets the qualifications to provide care for patients from birth to 100+ years range.
The CCTP performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction and works under the supervision of the Life Flight Program Director, Chief Flight Nurse, Regional Supervisors, and the Life Flight Medical Director(s)
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates good organizational skills and effective communication skills
Demonstrates excellent critical thinking skills, knowledge, judgment and leadership in an independent and uncontrolled environment
Demonstrates the ability to be confident, personable, self-motivated and function with tact and poise in stressful situations
Demonstrates the ability to make rapid and clinically accurate decisions and innovation under adverse conditions
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Completion of an approved paramedic program and current Pennsylvania state certification as an EMT-Paramedic
• BLS, ACLS, ITLS or approved equivalent trauma course and PALS Required. NRP, Hazardous Materials training or equivalent required within six months of employment. FP-C certification required.
STABLE certification preferred.
• Knowledge of medical and legal aspects of emergency care including state limitations on the paramedic scope of practice required
• Working Knowledge of electronic health record programs required
• Knowledge of medical terminology, gross anatomy and physiology required
• Principles of basic and advanced life support required
• Minimum three years’ experience with an emergency advanced life support unit
• Critical care transport experience preferred
All Life Flight employees that are directly involved in patient care or the direct transport of a patient are required to have successfully pass N-95 respirator fit testing as a condition of employment.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is performed in a clinical environment. Requires excellent physical, psychological and emotional health with no physical limitations working aboard an aircraft or a CCGT ground ambulance.
Crew members must be able to wear a program provided flight helmet with night vision goggles. Crew members do have the option to personally purchase an alternative program approved helmet that is compatible with Geisinger Life Flight’s night vision goggles
Employee cannot exceed 275lbs in weight in flight gear.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES:
Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER: (GMC):
Located Danville, Pa., the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. GMC, a Magnet Hospital, maintains the region’s only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women’s health (in the Women’s Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics. The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.